Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The boys and I watched a documentary today about The Donner Party. What a tragedy for those people. I didn't remember studying this in school, so the story was just amazing to me. It is amazing what some of the westward expansion emigrants went through.
Well, I am off to research dryers. Ours finally dried its last this morning!
Have a great evening!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I also wanted to post my menu for this week of the pantry challenge. This is turning out to be a really great challenge. It challenges me to organize my pantry and freezer, but also to get a little creative with some meals.
Monday- Breakfast night- Scrambled eggs, bacon, chocolate chip muffins, juice, tea
Tuesday- My mother-in-law called and wanted to take us out to eat!!!
Wednesday- Vegetable beef soup in the crock-pot topped with shredded cheese, tea, water
Thursday- Spaghetti, garlic bread, green salad, tea, water
Friday- Homemade pizza, chips & salsa, tea, coke
Saturday- Chili in the crock-pot, crackers, tea, water
I will give my weekly grocery tally on Saturday. So far, this week has been good in the fact that most of the menu I was able to make from pantry/freezer items. I will be checking the sales to see what is at rock bottom prices and stocking up on those items, as well as getting some eggs and milk.
Have a super Thursday!
Monday, January 4, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
This is not a great picture of my receipt, but I ended up with about 50% savings today. I had a total savings of $42.56. My total out of pocket with tax was $44.99. I had a $1.00 coupon on Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Mix and Food Lion had it on sale for $1.00 a box!! Also, they had their store brand hot chocolate mix on sale for .89 cents and I had a coupon for $2.00 off of 2 boxes, so I actually had overage on this!! I had to pick up some dog and cat food that I didn't have coupons on, so the freebie and the overages helped on that end.
Friday, January 1, 2010
We took vacations with both sides of our family in 2009. I absolutely loved this time that we had with both families. The above picture was our December vacation with my side of the family. This is "the cousins". Wonderful memories!
We closed out 2009 celebrating with friends from church. We had a great time eating, playing games, and just visiting!